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How to write a production operator job description

Find professional, flexible workers for your team with Coople. To help you find the right candidates, we’ve provided a production operator job description template below. Customise it to suit your job requirements and find skilled production workers on the Coople platform.

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To find the right candidates for your team, it’s important to provide clear and realistic expectations in your production operator job description. Providing the essential information, such as duties and responsibilities, allows candidates to determine whether they’ll be a good fit for the role.

What production worker duties and responsibilities should you mention in your job description?


  • Assembling products by hand.
  • Using power tools to solder, weld, drill and attach parts.
  • Working with a team on a production line.
  • Unloading, organising and stocking shipments.
  • Removing faulty product parts from the assembly line.
  • Affixing labels, company logos etc. to products.
  • Ensuring all production deadlines are met.
  • Working tidily to make sure workstation and factory floor remain clean and free of hazardous materials.

If you would like more insights into the usual production staff profiles including salaries, we invite you to read the official national descriptions.

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Which skills should you mention in your production staff job description?

It’s important to highlight the skills and experience you are looking for in your production staff job description. If no specific experience is required, you should still say, for example:
  • No experience required.
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical thinking.
  • Must have astute problem solving skills to solve production issues.
  • Immense attention to detail – able to work cautiously but efficiently on the production line
  • Able to use power tools safely and effectively.
  • Ability to stand, walk and lift for extended periods of time.
If specific skills or minimum experience is required, please specify in your job description. For example:
  • 1 year+ experience working in a warehouse.
  • Reliable mode of transportation.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, unassisted.
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What production staff should expect and prepare for at your facility

It’s important to mention what candidates can expect and how they can best prepare in your production operator job description. For example:
  • Specific uniform requirements and whether or not uniform (eg. Hair nets and safety shoes) will be provided.
  • Job-specific training. If this is mandatory, be sure to state this clearly in the job description.

A clear, descriptive job description is key to finding the right candidates. Providing the necessary information regarding experience and skill criteria in your production operator job description increases your chances that only suitable candidates apply. This will save you time when you make hiring choices. More importantly, when you give our candidates the information they need to succeed, they will be sufficiently prepared to perform at their best.

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